Iran says nations not serious about nuclear talks

AP News
Posted: Jun 29, 2012 3:35 PM
Iran says nations not serious about nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's ambassador to the U.N. says some of the parties to talks on his country's nuclear program are not serious enough to find a solution to the impasse.

Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee said Friday recent sanctions against Iran by the U.S. and some European countries indicates that they are not willing to engage in meaningful dialogue for political reasons, which could lead to another standoff in talks.

The West suspects that Iran intends to produce nuclear weapons. Iran insists its nuclear development program is peaceful. The five permanent Security Council members and Germany have had three rounds of talks with Iran on the issue.

Khazaee said the main sticking point was the issue of Iran's right to enrich uranium, which he said was permitted under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.